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Megan Simpson Huberman

Lecturer - Directing

Megan Simpson Huberman is a writer, director, development consultant, script editor, story producer and senior development, production, and creative executive in the Australian screen industry. She has written, directed, and developed feature films, TV drama, comedy, and documentary, and worked with hundreds of writers, directors, and producers across Australia.

A directing graduate of the Australian and French film schools, Megan has a thirty-year career in the film and television industry. She is known for warm, appealing and accessible storytelling. She works across both Australia and Asia, with recent projects including the highly successful series KL Gangster: Underworld for iflix Malaysia, one of the most ambitious and acclaimed TV dramas in that country’s history. She is currently writer and co-creator of the mini series Goolagong, in development with the ABC.

Megan has held major executive roles in the screen industry, including Director of Development and Production Investment at Screen NSW, Development Executive at Screen Australia, and Director of the Indivision Project Lab at the Australian Film Commission, and features that she has backed have been selected for Cannes, Venice, Berlin and Toronto.

Dating The Enemy, Megan’s second feature (starring Guy Pearce), which she wrote and directed, was a significant box office success in Australia, where it attracted a huge following and became one of the highest rating movies of the year on network television subsequent to its theatrical release. The film garnered an Australian Film Institute Best Actress nomination for its female lead, Claudia Karvan. Alex, her first feature after graduating from Australian and French film schools, screened in competition at the Toronto Film Festival.

In 2015, Megan wrote and was attached to direct the feature adaptation of Salvation Creek, based on the best selling memoir published by Random House, to be distributed by Paramount, with finance approved from Screen Australia.

Megan has run Aurora, the southern hemisphere’s premium feature film script development workshop; and she is a member of the Australian Directors’ Guild Women In Film Action Committee, which helped launch the Gender Matters initiative in Australia. Megan has three degrees from three film schools.